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October 2013 calendar I think it’s fun to link FACS classroom activities to some of the wacky and wonderful “holidays” that relate to food and other FACS topics.  Every month features its fair share of FACS designations, but October has something nearly every day, as you can see by the notations on the calendar above.  And we can’t forget the special designations for the entire month.  There are a few weeks that are special, too.  So get out your calendars or cell phones out and mark these dates down so you don’t forget to celebrate!  Your students will thank you!

October is:

  • National Cookie Month
  • National Pasta Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • Family History Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Pork Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Apple Month
  • National Cookbook Month
  • National Pretzel Month
  • Get Smart About Credit Month

October Week of Note

  • Teen Read Week October 13 – 19

From time to time I’ll share ideas for using this information as part of your FACS lessons in this blog, on Twitter (, (on the Fresh FACS Facebook page (, and on our Pinterest boards (  I invite you to join my ongoing celebration of all things FACS! 

Have a Fresh FACS Day!